Our School

Joyful Christian Preschool is a non-denominational Christian program. Class sizes are limited appropriately for each age, and staffed accordingly. Teachers and staff are carefully screened and well-qualified, bringing enthusiasm and experience to the preschool. Classrooms are stocked with a variety of quality educational materials, equipment, computers, books, and toys. Field Trips are arranged to places of interest in the area, and community representatives visit the preschool to show and tell of their service. Resurrection Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, which is known for its emphasis on God's Word, Baptism, the Lord's Supper, and Christian education.

Our History

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) operates the largest Protestant school system in the United States with over 2,000 Christian schools and preschools. Joyful Christian Preschool has been owned and operated by Resurrection Lutheran Church since 1984 in response to the need for quality, Christ-centered education for preschoolers. For many years prior to that, the preschool was located in the church while being owned and operated by one of our church members.

Our Mission

The purpose of Joyful Christian Preschool is for each child to know the gracious love of Jesus and be academically and socially prepared for kindergarten. We see children as precious individuals created by God. We commit ourselves to providing a quality, well-rounded education and helping each child to develop a love for learning. We help children to see themselves as important and loved, openly sharing Jesus Christ's love, and the basic Holy Scriptures. We strive to integrate Christian faith and daily life.

Our Schedule

All classes follow the regular school calendar of the Cairo-Durham School District from September through June concerning vacations, holidays, and weather-related  full-day school closings.

THURSDAY - 9:00am - 12:00pm
FRIDAY - 9:00am - 12:00pm

MONDAY - 9:00am - 12:00pm
TUESDAY - 9:00am - 12:00pm
WEDNESDAY - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Parent Orientation - Aug. 27th, 6pm - 7pm
Student Visitation (3-day) - Sep. 4th, 10am - 11:30am
Student Visitation (2-day) - Sep. 5th, 10am - 11:30am
First Day of Class (3-day) - Sep. 9th, 9am - 12:00pm
First Day of Class (2-day) - Sep. 12th, 9am - 12:00pm


Students are enrolled without regard to religion, race, color, sex, and national or ethnic origin. Enrollment forms are available to be done electronically online ( or you may fill out a paper copy in the church/school office, (518) 622-3286. 

Completed enrollment form must be submitted with registration fee and tuition, along with a copy of the child's current immunization record. Parents may visit the preschool at any time to observe classes. Our teachers are available by appointment for conferences as requested or by phone. Child must be 3 before December 1st of the current year to enroll in preschool classes. Joyful Christian Preschool accepts both three-year-olds and four-year olds, though curriculum differs.

Enrollment is on “First Come, First Served” basis.
Early enrollment is encouraged as classes fill up quickly!
Our classes are for children age 3 or 4 (before 12/1/2019)

To enroll and SECURE your preferred class (AM/PM),
Please Submit the Following:
1.) Completed Enrollment Application
2.) Tuition for June 2020
3.) Enrollment Fee ($15/$5 if you register by April 2)
4.) Child Safety Form
5.) Medical report w/ current Immunization Record, required before first day of class!

There is a $15 non-refundable Enrollment Fee, paid once per school year.
$10 off if enrolled on or before our annual Open House.
OPEN HOUSE IS APRIL 10th, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:30pm)

If you have any questions/concerns about our program or application process, please feel free to contact us. We'd be happy to speak with you!


The Preschool Board is committed to making quality education affordable. As a mission of Resurrection Lutheran Church, the congregation provides support for the preschool, enabling our tuition costs to remain among the lowest anywhere. Gifts of time, talent, finances, and materials from parents and friends are an important means of support as well. To meet much of the operational expenses, tuition is assessed. Tuition may be tax deductible - not as a charitable contribution, but for those who deduct for child care. Consult a tax advisor or accountant to see if you qualify. The last month's tuition (June) is due at the time of enrollment or by August 1st, if enrolled early. This may be refunded if child withdraws prior to starting school.

Two-Day Program: $125 per month
Three-Day Program: $150 per month

Payment may be made out to "Joyful Christian Preschool" and either mailed or dropped off to the school office. Please include the STUDENT'S NAME and TYPE OF PAYMENT ("tuition", "enrollment fee")

Joyful Christian Preschool
PO Box 563
186 Main Street
Cairo, NY 12413
(518) 622-3286



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